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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

WOW November - Never Give Up

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Dynamic Women of Des Moines

Tuesday, November 20


Guest Speaker

Claire Celsi
Small Business Owner, Community Volunteer
& Candidate for Iowa Senate District 21

Do you have the courage to never give up on yourself or the determination and perseverance to pursue your long-term goals? The ONLY difference between people who are successful and people who are not is that those who are successful get back up even after they fall down.

Claire Celsi ran for House District 42 in 2016 and after her loss reflected deeply on the experience. Despite the ups and downs of the campaign and the personal sacrifice it took, Celsi decided that she couldn't give up on her goal of making a difference.

Join us in November as Celsi shares how she found the courage to get back in the race. If you're holding back because of the fear of failure, the only way to grow and become a bigger/bolder version of yourself is to face your fears and never give up.


WOW Meeting - What You Need to Know

11:30 a.m. - Arrival and Networking (Optional) 
Noon - 1 p.m. - Lunch, Presentation & Commercials
1 - 1:30 p.m. - Optional Networking

We will begin the programming promptly at Noon;
if you'll be joining us for lunch, please arrive by 11:45.


*60-Second Commercials or Prize Drawings*
Please let Jennifer know upon arrival.

*Member List*
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*WOW Marketing & Networking Materials*
To have your contact information listed on the networking materials the day of the event, please register by Noon on the Monday prior to the meeting.
If you wish to not have your information listed, please email

*Other Information*
If you have special dietary needs please email Jennifer at by Noon the Friday before the event.

Those who have not pre-registered will be charged $25 at the door.
We will not process refunds after 48 hours prior to the event.



Claire Celsi
Small Business Owner, Community Volunteer
& Candidate for Iowa Senate District 21

Claire Celsi is a Des Moines native and Drake University graduate. She’s served on the board of directors of several organizations including the Beacon of Life and Ruth Harbor. She is a founding member and past president of the Social Media Club of Des Moines. She has also served as President of the 21st Century Forum.

Claire was appointed to serve  on the Iowa Great Places Advisory Board in 2004 and served until 2009. She was then appointed to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission in 2010 and finished that term in April, 2015. Claire was the president of the Clegg Park PTO in West Des Moines when her kids attended grade school (Clegg Park merged with Rex Mathes and is now Hillside Elementary), then she served as the St. Ambrose representative on the Dowling Catholic High School Board of Education from 2003-2006.

In 2010 and 2011, Claire had the privilege of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Drake and currently serves on the National Journalism and Mass Communications Advisory Board. 

Claire is a member of the 2014-15 West Des Moines Leadership Academy and volunteers with Booster Pak, an organization that helps alleviate childhood hunger. Claire was appointed to the West Des Moines Board of Adjustment on April 1, 2015. She is also proud member of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.

Claire and her husband Jim Walczyk live in West Des Moines and have four grown children – but her ten-year-old Yorkie Trixie rules the house.


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1701 Campus Drive
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

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